Auditions for "Men on Boats"
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Auditions for "Men on Boats"

Taos Onstage is holding auditions for the play Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, featuring an all-female cast. Spinning historical, theatrical, and gender conventions on their heads, this subversive tale of 10 men, four boats, and two rivers contains none of the above. Men on Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.

Parts are available for 10 female, female-identifying, trans-identifying, gender-fluid, and/or gender-nonconforming actors.

Performance dates are April 25-28 and May 2-5.

Contact Director Chelsea Reidy with questions at (301) 228-3633 or chelseareidy@hotmail.com.

Watch this YouTube video for a glimpse of what the play is all about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EtmMqef8v4

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Auditions for "Men on Boats"
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Auditions for "Men on Boats"

Taos Onstage is holding auditions for the play Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, featuring an all-female cast. Spinning historical, theatrical, and gender conventions on their heads, this subversive tale of 10 men, four boats, and two rivers contains none of the above. Men on Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.

Parts are available for 10 female, female-identifying, trans-identifying, gender-fluid, and/or gender-nonconforming actors.

Performance dates are April 25-28 and May 2-5.

Contact Director Chelsea Reidy with questions at (301) 228-3633 or chelseareidy@hotmail.com.

Watch this YouTube video for a glimpse of what the play is all about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EtmMqef8v4

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"Mrs. California" by Doris Baizley
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

"Mrs. California" by Doris Baizley

Dot is a Los Angeles housewife who spent WWII directing Navy convoys by radio. Now she finds herself competing to become the winner of a 1950s “homemaking contest.” Poking wicked good fun at the pretentious hokum of a hotly contested pageant where things go comically wrong, Mrs. California gives us glimpses of the complex personalities that lie beneath the judge-charming caricatures the contestants have created for themselves. A commentary on the way advertising and media made women question their intelligence and worth, Mrs. California explores the consequences of striving to be the ideal woman. 

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"Mrs. California" by Doris Baizley
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

"Mrs. California" by Doris Baizley

Dot is a Los Angeles housewife who spent WWII directing Navy convoys by radio. Now she finds herself competing to become the winner of a 1950s “homemaking contest.” Poking wicked good fun at the pretentious hokum of a hotly contested pageant where things go comically wrong, Mrs. California gives us glimpses of the complex personalities that lie beneath the judge-charming caricatures the contestants have created for themselves. A commentary on the way advertising and media made women question their intelligence and worth, Mrs. California explores the consequences of striving to be the ideal woman. 

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"Mrs. California" by Doris Baizley
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

"Mrs. California" by Doris Baizley

Dot is a Los Angeles housewife who spent WWII directing Navy convoys by radio. Now she finds herself competing to become the winner of a 1950s “homemaking contest.” Poking wicked good fun at the pretentious hokum of a hotly contested pageant where things go comically wrong, Mrs. California gives us glimpses of the complex personalities that lie beneath the judge-charming caricatures the contestants have created for themselves. A commentary on the way advertising and media made women question their intelligence and worth, Mrs. California explores the consequences of striving to be the ideal woman. 

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"Mrs. California" by Doris Baizley
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

"Mrs. California" by Doris Baizley

Dot is a Los Angeles housewife who spent WWII directing Navy convoys by radio. Now she finds herself competing to become the winner of a 1950s “homemaking contest.” Poking wicked good fun at the pretentious hokum of a hotly contested pageant where things go comically wrong, Mrs. California gives us glimpses of the complex personalities that lie beneath the judge-charming caricatures the contestants have created for themselves. A commentary on the way advertising and media made women question their intelligence and worth, Mrs. California explores the consequences of striving to be the ideal woman. 

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"Mrs. California" by Doris Baizley
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

"Mrs. California" by Doris Baizley

Dot is a Los Angeles housewife who spent WWII directing Navy convoys by radio. Now she finds herself competing to become the winner of a 1950s “homemaking contest.” Poking wicked good fun at the pretentious hokum of a hotly contested pageant where things go comically wrong, Mrs. California gives us glimpses of the complex personalities that lie beneath the judge-charming caricatures the contestants have created for themselves. A commentary on the way advertising and media made women question their intelligence and worth, Mrs. California explores the consequences of striving to be the ideal woman. 

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"Mrs. California" by Doris Baizley
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

"Mrs. California" by Doris Baizley

Dot is a Los Angeles housewife who spent WWII directing Navy convoys by radio. Now she finds herself competing to become the winner of a 1950s “homemaking contest.” Poking wicked good fun at the pretentious hokum of a hotly contested pageant where things go comically wrong, Mrs. California gives us glimpses of the complex personalities that lie beneath the judge-charming caricatures the contestants have created for themselves. A commentary on the way advertising and media made women question their intelligence and worth, Mrs. California explores the consequences of striving to be the ideal woman. 

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"Mrs. California" by Doris Baizley
Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

"Mrs. California" by Doris Baizley

Dot is a Los Angeles housewife who spent WWII directing Navy convoys by radio. Now she finds herself competing to become the winner of a 1950s “homemaking contest.” Poking wicked good fun at the pretentious hokum of a hotly contested pageant where things go comically wrong, Mrs. California gives us glimpses of the complex personalities that lie beneath the judge-charming caricatures the contestants have created for themselves. A commentary on the way advertising and media made women question their intelligence and worth, Mrs. California explores the consequences of striving to be the ideal woman. 

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"Mrs. California" by Doris Baizley
Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

"Mrs. California" by Doris Baizley

Dot is a Los Angeles housewife who spent WWII directing Navy convoys by radio. Now she finds herself competing to become the winner of a 1950s “homemaking contest.” Poking wicked good fun at the pretentious hokum of a hotly contested pageant where things go comically wrong, Mrs. California gives us glimpses of the complex personalities that lie beneath the judge-charming caricatures the contestants have created for themselves. A commentary on the way advertising and media made women question their intelligence and worth, Mrs. California explores the consequences of striving to be the ideal woman. 

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Auditions for Mrs. California
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Auditions for Mrs. California

Location:
Auditions will be held at the Taos Onstage Theatre at 101-A Camino de la Placita in Taos at the corner of Paseo del Pueblo Sur in Cantu Plaza (formerly JR Clothing).

Information:
Contact Director Sherri Perry at sherriperryspeaks@gmail.com or 718-717-9185.

Overview:
Taos Onstage is holding auditions for its third production of the season, Mrs. California by Doris Baizley. The play takes place in pre-women's lib 1955. A homemaker's contest is in progress -- the winner to embody the epitome (at the time) of the ideal woman: "a happy, good and beautiful homemaker." Poking wicked good fun at the pretentious hokum of a hotly contested pageant where things go comically wrong, Mrs. California gives us glimpses of the complex personalities that lie beneath the judge-charming caricatures the contestants have created for themselves. A commentary on the way advertising and media made women question their intelligence and worth, Mrs. California explores the consequences of striving to be the ideal woman. Performance dates are Feb. 14-18 and 21-24.

Characters:
Parts are available for five women and two men. Roles include:

Dot - Mrs. Los Angeles, talked into participating, tries to fit in, questions everything.

Babs - her neighbor, brash, flirty, the flagship of modern feminism.

Dudley - Dot's gas company sponsor, the quintessential corporate man in a gray flannel suit.

Mrs. San Francisco - sophisticated, elegant, Francophile.

Mrs. Modesto - tacky, bespectacled, mother of seven.

Mrs. San Bernardino - all-American housewife.

Stage Manager - irritable, exasperated.

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Auditions for Mrs. California
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Auditions for Mrs. California

Location:
Auditions will be held at the Taos Onstage Theatre at 101-A Camino de la Placita in Taos at the corner of Paseo del Pueblo Sur in Cantu Plaza (formerly JR Clothing).

Information:
Contact Director Sherri Perry at sherriperryspeaks@gmail.com or 718-717-9185.

Overview:
Taos Onstage is holding auditions for its third production of the season, Mrs. California by Doris Baizley. The play takes place in pre-women's lib 1955. A homemaker's contest is in progress -- the winner to embody the epitome (at the time) of the ideal woman: "a happy, good and beautiful homemaker." Poking wicked good fun at the pretentious hokum of a hotly contested pageant where things go comically wrong, Mrs. California gives us glimpses of the complex personalities that lie beneath the judge-charming caricatures the contestants have created for themselves. A commentary on the way advertising and media made women question their intelligence and worth, Mrs. California explores the consequences of striving to be the ideal woman. Performance dates are Feb. 14-18 and 21-24.

Characters:
Parts are available for five women and two men. Roles include:

Dot - Mrs. Los Angeles, talked into participating, tries to fit in, questions everything.

Babs - her neighbor, brash, flirty, the flagship of modern feminism.

Dudley - Dot's gas company sponsor, the quintessential corporate man in a gray flannel suit.

Mrs. San Francisco - sophisticated, elegant, Francophile.

Mrs. Modesto - tacky, bespectacled, mother of seven.

Mrs. San Bernardino - all-American housewife.

Stage Manager - irritable, exasperated.

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Auditions for It's A Wonderful Life
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Auditions for It's A Wonderful Life

For the sixth year, Taos Onstage will delight audiences with a live holiday radio play and dinner theatre. This year we will perform the Christmas classic, It's a Wonderful Life. Holiday spirit abounds as we transport back to the 1940s where radio actors appear before a live studio audience and read from scripts to tell the story of George Bailey who wishes he had never been born, and his guardian angel, Clarence, who shows him what life would have been like in Bedford Falls without him. Swift and entertaining, funny and sentimental, It's a Wonderful Life is all about the values of basic goodness and sacrifice, the pitfalls of greed and commercialism, and the gifts of friendship, love, and belonging that help us feel truly connected in a society.

 Director Dianne Davis is looking for men and women, ages 16 to adult, to fill a variety of roles. Each cast member may play several different characters. Previous acting experience is not required. Auditions will be cold readings. No preparation required.

Performance Dates: December 18-19

For more information contact Dianne Davis at (817) 247-3800 or merry_heart2@yahoo.com

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